Parallel Grocery stores are owned and operated by Wayne and Harmina Richmond.
The Richmond’s purchased the 49th Parallel Grocery store in Ladysmith in August
of 1977. At that time, "the 49th" had been in operation for almost 40
years and in a 3000 square foot building.
In 1979, the 49th in Chemainus became part of the group. In 1989, a new
store in Ladysmith was constructed next door to the old store and the old one
was taken down. In September 1997, a
store in Cedar, B.C. was opened. The Cedar store is a little larger than the
Ladysmith store and was designed with the local community in mind. Our Duncan
location was added in 2007. The Ladysmith store was expanded again in 2010 to a
total size of 20,000 square feet. Finally in October of 2013, we opened our new
store in Chemainus bringing the total employee compliment to over 230. We thank
our communities for your ongoing support. We're here to serve you.
Parallel Grocery - That's where it's at!
7:30AM - 9:00PM
1020 1ST Avenue,
P.O. Box 687
P. (250) 245-3221
F. (250) 245-3498
3055 Oak Street
Ladysmith Head Office
P. (250) 246-3551
F. (250) 246-2582